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Try the easy-to-make
No proper princess party would be complete without one…served with ice cream of course!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Two packaged cake mixes
Four 16 oz. Containers of "pink" ready-made frosting (or select any other color to match your theme colors – purple, green, etc.)
One board for displaying the cake (foamcore or corrugated board covered with aluminum foil or gold cracked ice, or a golden "platter")
2 – 9"X13" cake pan
8 – regular flat-bottom ice cream cones
4 – sugar cones
1 pound of Almond (gold) Hershey's Kisses™
6 – pink sugar wafers
2 – 6" pieces of string licorice
1 container of gold edible candy balls
optional – edible iridescent glitter to sprinkle over the entire cake
Prepare the mixes according to the manufacturer's directions. Bake two 9" X 13" cakes according to directions on the package. Allow cake to cool for 10-15 minutes. Trim the cakes while they are still in the pans so that they will be level when inverted on the cake board. Place cakes on wire rack until completely cooled. Place one cake in the center of the cake board. Use either frosting,
strawberry jam, or Cool Whip™ as the filling between the two layers of cake. Place the second cake on top of the first cake. Frost the entire rectangular cake with pink frosting.
Frost 8 regular ice cream cones with pink frosting, and connect four sets of two by the base of the cones. The bottom cone will be turned upside down, and the top cone will be right side up. After frosting the cones, place one set at each corner of the cake – instant turrets! Frost 4 sugar cones with pink frosting, and liberally sprinkle with gold edible balls. Add the "spires" to the top of
each turret. Place three pink sugar wafers in the front of the castle as the castle door (simply press gently into the frosting). Place three additional wafers at the base of the "door". Attach licorice strings from the top of the door wafers, to the edge of the wafers on the cake board, and the "drawbridge" is complete. Outline the top of the cake and the bottom edge of the castle with golden kisses. Golden
candles complete the cake!
If you are serving more people than can be accommodated by 2 boxed mixes (24-28 people), we recommend that you simply bake extra cupcakes, or an extra rectangular cake. All can just be frosted simply in matching pink frosting, and cut and served behind the scenes.
In order to achieve a "bakery perfect" smoothness on your cakes, use a standard recipe for buttercream frosting. This type of frosting generally tastes quite sugary, and uses either lard or shortening to give it a "stiffer" consistency. Not only is ready-made frosting easier…we think it tastes creamier and less sugary. Try Pillsbury's™ Creamy Supreme™ frosting, or even Cool Whip™. The photos of the cakes in
our cake tips section are all made with ready-made frosting. Hence, they are not bakery smooth, but were all very tasty to eat!
Another Great Castle Cake:
Prep Time: 1 Hour, 10 minutes (Ready in 3 hours, 30 minutes)
Makes 24 Servings
2 (18.25-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury® Moist Supreme® Yellow Cake Mix
2 cups water
2/3 cup oil
2 (16-oz.) can Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Frosting
Yellow, purple and blue icing colors (not liquid food color)
4 (6-inch) wooden skewers
2 sugar ice cream cones
Red chewy fruit snack rolls (from 4.5-oz. pkg.)
22 small gumdrops
10 large gumdrops
Green chewy fruit snack rolls (from 4.5-oz. pkg.)
12 red cinnamon candies
Yellow gummi candy strips
Pretzel sticks (3-inch)
Blue decorator sugar
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9×5-inch loaf pans. In large
bowl, combine 1 pkg. cake mix, 1 cup water, 1/3 cup oil and 3 eggs; beat at
low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into
1 greased and floured pan. Repeat with remaining cake ingredients and second pan.
Bake at 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans for 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pans;
place on wire rack. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
Tint 1 1/2 cans (about 2 cups) frosting with yellow icing color. Tint 3
tablespoons frosting with purple icing color and remaining frosting with
blue icing color.
Trim all sides of each loaf cake until level and cakes are rectangular.
For main section of castle, place 1 loaf cake on platter or foil-covered
cardboard. Cut remaining loaf cake in half vertically and stand on end of
each side of main section. Attach each end cake piece using about 1
tablespoon yellow frosting and a wooden skewer. Frost entire castle with
Frost ice cream cones with purple frosting. Cut red chewy fruit snack rolls
into long, thin triangles. Attach triangles to cones for striped
appearance; place in center on top of each end tower. Place 10 small
gumdrops around each ice cream cone.
Line main section of castle with 10 large gumdrops. Cut 4 shields from
red chewy fruit snack rolls; place shields on front of castle. Decorate as
desired. Cut 1 door from green chewy fruit snack rolls; place in middle
section of front of castle. Line door edges with about 12 red cinnamon
candies. Cut about 25 to 30 yellow gummi candy strips for bricks; place
randomly on castle.
Cut 14 strips of green chewy fruit snack rolls for windows; attach to
front and sides. Double fold green chewy fruit snack rolls; cut 2 flags.
Attach each flag to wooden skewer; insert in top of main section of castle.
Double fold red chewy fruit snack rolls; cut 2 flags. Attach each flag to
toothpick; break toothpick in half. Attach 2 small gumdrops to top of ice
cream cones. Insert toothpick into gumdrops on top of ice cream cones.
Frost around cake with blue frosting for water. Sprinkle with blue
decorator sugar. Place pretzel sticks in front of door for bridge. Remove
skewers and toothpicks from cake before serving.
HIGH ALTITUDE (ABOVE 3500 FEET): For each
loaf, add 1/2 cup flour to dry cake mix. Remove 1 cup batter before pouring
remaining batter into pan. Bake at 375°F. for 50 to 60 minutes. Bake
leftover 1 cup batter from each loaf as directed on package for cupcakes.
Another option for a Castle Cake, is to purchase the
Castle Cake Pan from Birthday Express for your Princess Birthday Party!
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